Daniel Kaluuya wins Oscar for ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Daniel Kaluuya

LOS ANGELES -British actor Daniel Kaluuya on Sunday won his first Oscar for his supporting role as the late Black Panther activist Fred Hampton in the drama, “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

Kaluuya, 32, emerged as front-runner for the Academy Award after also winning at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and British BAFTA ceremonies.

Born in London to Ugandan parents, Kaluuya describes himself as a working-class kid who got his first big break in the entertainment industry as a teen actor and writer on the young adult British TV series, “Skins.”

He first came to international attention in the 2017 surprise hit black comedy horror movie “Get Out,” which brought him a lead actor Oscar nomination.

In “Judas and the Black Messiah,” he plays Black revolutionary leader Hampton, who was shot dead by Chicago police in 1969 at the age of 21.